EUROPEAN APPROACH TO THE LUMINANCE ASPECT OF ROADWAY LIGHTING

In both interior and public lighting, the ultimate aim of lighting design is to create a luminance pattern in the visual field that meets the requirements of visual performance, visual comfort, and economy. Roadway lighting design can be based on requirements for roadway surface luminance since the road surface occupies the main part of the visual field. In the last 20 years, Euroean countries have attempted to solve luminance design problems in a way suitable for practical application. This period of research appears to be ending. Meanwhile, the luminance method of roadway lighting, as described in this paper, is becoming increasingly popular in European countries.

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    • Presented at the Illuminating Engineering Society, annual conference, July 14-18, 1974, New Orleans, La.
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    Illuminating Engineering Society

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  • Authors:
    • FISCHER, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00083821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM